On Thursday, we had an appointment with a GI Doctor and nutritionist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The GI doctor said Lucas is progressing well on the Neocate formula and agreed to allow us to do a test run with the Similac Elemental formula to see if Lucas can handle a less broken down and less expensive formula without getting blood in his stool. We may do a test run in a few weeks. Right now, we’re enjoying a stable & happy baby.
The nutritionist was impressed with Lucas’s weight gain given he was a preemie and had the esophagus surgery. He weighed in at 11 lbs and 2 ozs! Based on Lucas’s corrected age of 3 weeks, he is in the 90 percentile for weight and 60 percentile for head size.
We had to take a picture of the 1st time Lucas held his head up high for a considerable amount of time (many minutes) while on his tummy. We’re amazed at his head, neck, and back muscles. Lucas is one strong boy!